Eager shoppers waited patiently for the opening of Poundstretcher in St Neots today.

Poundstretcher in St NeotsPoundstretcher in St Neots

The store, which has replaced the Co-operative, in Tebbutts Road, saw more than 50 people queuing to get into the shop for the grand opening.

The new shop store was opened by the mayor of St Neots Councillor Barry Champman and is believed to have created 25 new jobs in St Neots already,

Cllr Chapman said: “I think this is exactly what is needed in St Neots. It’s great to see this unit being filled again and hopefully it will be popular in the town.”

To celebrate the grand opening there was a ribbon-cutting ceremony, along with games, quizzes, and prizes throughout the door.

The mayor of St Neots Councillor Barry ChapmanThe mayor of St Neots Councillor Barry Chapman

They also offered special deals for the first five customers in the queue, who received a faux leather double bed for £19.99.

Having invested £500,000 in the new store, the shop offered a range of giveaways for over £3,000.

The regional manager, Wendy flint said: “We are pleased to be opening a brand new store to the people of St Neots with loads of fantastic branded products, all at bargain prices.

“The team are working hard to deliver outstanding shopping experiences, great services and an enjoyable shopping environment for all our new customers.”

Poundstretcher also recently opened a store in Ramsey, where 25 new jobs were also created.

The store isn’t the only shop to open in St Neots, recently a new independent food and drink shop, Shume, opened its doors in Cross Keys Mews, selling artisan drinks and food items.

A new spectacles and sunglasses shop, K and M specs, has also opened in the town in the last month.

Poundstretcher is advertising a number of new jobs available at its St Neots store, including part time sales assistant roles.

To find out more about the roles visit: https://www.poundstretcher.co.uk.